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Another book
I can always tell when vacation is over - little time to read.
18. Vampires: The Greatest Stories, an anthology edited by Martin Greenberg
17. Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back, by Norah Vincent
16. Skinny Dipping, by Carl Hiaasen
15. Social Crimes, by Jane Stanton Hitchcock
14. Fluke, or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings, by Christopher Moore
13. Velocity, by Dean Koontz, unabridged audio book read by Michael Hayden
12. Codex, by Lev Grossman
11. The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime, book 1), by Jasper Fforde, unabridged audio book read by Simon Prebble

10. The Anxiety of Everyday Objects, by Aurelie Sheehan
9. In Sheep's Clothing, by Rett MacPherson
8. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman
7. Rescue Ferrets at Sea, by Richard Bach, unabridged audio, read by the author.
6. Alison Wonderland, by Helen Smith
5. The 7-Day Low Carb Rescue and Recovery Plan, by Dr. Rachael F. Heller and Dr. Richard F. Heller
4. A Wind in the Door (Murry Family), by Madeleine L'Engle
3. A Wrinkle in Time (Murry Family), by Madeleine L'Engle
2. Undead and Unreturnable
(Undead, book 4)
, by MaryJanice Davidson
1. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror *Version 2.0* The Enhanced Edition -- Contains an All-New Bonus Chapter, by Christopher Moore

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How did you like the Norah Vincent book? I've been thinking about reading it for a while, but would be interested in your review.

I'm awful at writing reviews, but I enjoyed the book. I appreciated the opportunity to read about how guys are expected/made to be part of society, from the "inside". bradhicks write a nifty review here.

Interesting. I'll keep it on my "to read list" after that review, and your recommendation.

I'm curious, as a parent to two sons, what you got out of reading the book about raising boys, if you don't mind sharing.

I have to say that I didn't really get a whole lot new about being a boy-mom as I call myself. She talks about what it's like to be close friends with men that she met as a man, after having told them the truth -- that some open up to her and talk to her like they wouldn't to any other woman. I don't see that same relationship as a mom, cause there will always be stuff that my boys would rather take to their dads. We've got a pretty good relationship as regards talking and not -- some of her insights helped me to understand a little more about my younger son's moodiness, which are more withdrawn than my older son's openness about his feelings. Ooh, this is a tangled ramble. I think as I was reading, I was all at once experiencing her story, relating it to the men in my life, as well as to the boys in my life. But, no big tadas stand out, so much as my boys add one more piece to what I took to the book when reading it.

See above for why I generally don't write reviews. heh.

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